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#16    orangepeaceful79

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:39 AM

Sometimes I get scared when I think about werewolves, but then I remember that THEY ARE FAKE.  Imaginary, pretend.  Full of crapola.  Then I feel better.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:42 AM

I never really believed werewolves were real, so they don't give me the willies............I do enjoy a good movie about them every so often......especially if they have some chesty girls running around screaming mostly nekked.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 28 October 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:

No offence, but your opinion is wrong. The Gable Film is an admitted hoax. Mike Agursa is the guy who did it and admitted that it was faked.

Can a man in ghillie suit take off while running on all fours ? That's suspicious. Anyway that's not the first time Monster Quest can't get to the bottom of it. They never seem to exploit rightly their "findings".


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

View PostRlyeh, on 28 October 2012 - 02:31 PM, said:

Hmm. I always thought werewolves were kind of lame actually.

View PostHasina, on 28 October 2012 - 06:32 PM, said:

Vampires are pretty boring, but I've read a few good books involving vampires. Try reading David Wellington's Thirteen Bullets if you want some really interesting vampires. Werewolves to me are just boring, human most of the time? Boooo. My favorite of the old school movie monsters are zombies. The really old school slow ones. Sure they're not scary by themselves but if you make a noise, they congregate in mass towards the location, then it's scary. I've always enjoyed the scenes in movies showing the massive crowds of zombies.


View PostMisstreeDove, on 28 October 2012 - 10:21 PM, said:

Werewolves and vampires were ruined for me when people starting fangirling over them and began using them as romance/"sexy" fluff. That and they're too human for my tastes.

I enjoy some werewolf films such as The Wolf Man, Curse Of The Werewolf, and An American Werewolf In London.

I really dont know any great werewolf literature, unless The Wolfen counts, that was a creepy book. I havent read the classic Werewolf In Paris by Guy Endore. Dont know if I will.

Otherwise yes, werewolves are rather boring I agree. And vampires arent any better.

I can only wholeheartedly recommend 4 vampire stories Carmilla, Dracula, I Am Legend, and Salem's Lot.  I could probably count classic vampire films I love on both hands.  Otherwise I refuse to touch any vampire literature. Because there is nothing original.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:16 AM

View PostThegreatsilence, on 29 October 2012 - 08:33 AM, said:

Can a man in ghillie suit take off while running on all fours ? That's suspicious.



Why should it be suspicious? We all got around on four legs before learning to walk upright...

There are plenty more examples: http://www.youtube.c...c.1.FiPWLloJVsU

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

Sure but not fast enough nor built for that to have all fours disconnected from the ground at the same time...


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 28 October 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

Ground sloths are so cool!
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

Have fun with this . . . Lycanthropy: A Handbook of Werewolfism by Frater D.   http://satanismcentr...m/werewolf.html

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

I don't believe in any "monster", including the human kind who get "fatally" shot or stabbed  but carry on to kill again, or man-eating space aliens.

In film or in a book is the only place these things live, for me, and if done well, can be scary.

But I am not afraid of encountering any of them while taking out the trash.

But a really creepy/scary book or film can make me jumpy for a while! :passifier:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

View PostHasina, on 28 October 2012 - 06:32 PM, said:

Vampires are pretty boring, but I've read a few good books involving vampires. Try reading David Wellington's Thirteen Bullets if you want some really interesting vampires. Werewolves to me are just boring, human most of the time? Boooo. My favorite of the old school movie monsters are zombies. The really old school slow ones. Sure they're not scary by themselves but if you make a noise, they congregate in mass towards the location, then it's scary. I've always enjoyed the scenes in movies showing the massive crowds of zombies.

Yeah I can get behind that. Because there's something slightly pathetic in zombies, and I guess the true horror is the danger you'll end up just like that.

To be honest ever since I discovered Lovecraft and his cohorts many years ago any other monster has been sort of rendered moot. :P

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

View PostUrisk, on 29 October 2012 - 02:29 PM, said:

Yeah I can get behind that. Because there's something slightly pathetic in zombies, and I guess the true horror is the danger you'll end up just like that.

To be honest ever since I discovered Lovecraft and his cohorts many years ago any other monster has been sort of rendered moot. :P
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Guess I like a little comedy in my horror.  :)


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

View PostThegreatsilence, on 29 October 2012 - 09:34 AM, said:

Sure but not fast enough nor built for that to have all fours disconnected from the ground at the same time...

He is faster than the subject of the Gable film and for jumping on all fours try typing "jumping on all fours" into YouTube. Such quadrupdeal movement is even considered to be good training for parkour.

Werewolves don't me the willies but cognitive dissonace sure does...

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:22 PM

View PostAshenPhoenix, on 29 October 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

1087-1988 show called Werewolf

My God, that's a long run for a TV series.

The only werewolves and vampires that give me the willies are the ones from those Twilight documentaries.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

View PostHasina, on 28 October 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

Agreed. Werewolves come from Snorzeville.

You wouldn't be snoring if a big wolfman was giving you the willies, I can assure you of that.  :)


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 28 October 2012 - 02:21 PM, said:

Linda Godfrey is so sure about the existence of weird walking wolves that she's written a book titled "Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America." In more than 300 pages, she lays out dozens of stories about sightings of nasty-looking beasts running around on their hairy hind legs. Scientists are unconvinced — but they do admit that humans are virtually hard-wired to watch out for wolves on the darkness.

http://cosmiclog.nbc...-us-the-willies

I think it has nothing to do with real wolves at all.

People watch too many scary/weird movies.

Some become fascinated by them, and then love to imagine they are werewolves themselves (just check this site).

Others think they must be possessed by some evil spirit.....movies again.

Some others think that Reptilians are all over the place.........scifi movies (and it started with the "-V-" series).

I could go on like this for hours, but the message is: movies tend to tickle some people's imagination to a point they actually believe what they have watched.

It's an ego thing: "I want to be an interesting person..... because without this fantasy I am nothing but a common dork".






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